May Be Relevant To Your Interests: Yahoo! Sells Delicious.

Delicious acquired:

Yahoo! Inc., the largest U.S. Web portal, sold its Web-bookmarking service Delicious to YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, part of a plan to offload underperforming sites.The service will become part of AVOS, a new Internet company, Hurley and Chen said today in a statement. Hurley is the chief executive officer of the new business.

“We’re excited to work with this fantastic community and take Delicious to the next level,” Hurley said. “We see a tremendous opportunity to simplify the way users save and share content they discover anywhere on the Web.”

“As we have said, part of our product strategy involves shifting our investment with off-strategy products to put better focus on our core strengths and fund new innovation,” Yahoo said in an e-mailed statement. “We believe this is the right move for the service, our users and our shareholders and look forward to watching the Delicious technology develop.”

The YouTube founders plan to “aggressively hire” to improve the service, making it easier to use. Hurley and Chen are relocating Delicious to San Mateo, California, near where they started YouTube.

This blogs bookmarks are still at ramblingfeminist@delicious

Today In Awesome: Arizona Students Fight Back || COLORLINES

Students at the University of Arizona are fighting back against the anti-immigrant sentiment prevalent in their state. The students erected their own border fence. They deconstruct the oppressive image of a border fence by using the fence to inform and teach students and any passer-by.

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The fence spans the length of four football fields and runs along one side of the campus quad, forcing students to walk all the way around it. While a few people have complained about the inconvenience, student leaders told me that many people said thanks for providing a focal point that got people to rethink borders.

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College Republicans put out their own perspective through a memorial near the fence honoring fallen border patrol officers…No Mas Muertes did a great job of responding when that memorial was vandalized (someone wrote bad things in chalk on the sidewalk in front of it). Member Francisco Baires told KGUN9 News that he was appalled that someone “desecrated” the Border Patrol memorial and that the fence honored all those who died on the border, migrant and law enforcement alike. Good answer.

The article ends with a tip from from Scholarships A-Z, an organization that helps young undocumented immigrants figure out how to navigate getting into and paying for college: “Be patient. Laws can be changed. Don’t give up, be future oriented.”

Definitely read the full article and view more photos at ColorLines.

North Carolina Crowns Bald Beauty Queen

Women and our hair. Black women and our hair. It’s not everything, and it really isn’t our “crowning glory” as it’s been said before.

Case in point, Sandra Dubose-Gibson who entered the Mrs. Black North Carolina pageant and won and stated, “My mission is to be the catalyst that enables women to heal the experiences that have eroded and challenged their self-esteem,” adding, “I am here to help them see the beautiful human beings they truly are and boldly celebrate that beauty and strength from the inside out.”

To her I say, get it!

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